“Drunk On Love”

    Rihanna‘s Talk That Talk drops in one week. You’ve already heard the clubby lead single “We Found Love,” and by now you’ve heard the album’s second single and Jay-Z-featuring title track. A couple days before the latter broke loose, we previewed “Talk That Talk” as well as one of the album’s more intriguing numbers, “Drunk On Love,” which notably sampled “Intro” off The xx’s 2009 debut. (The xx’s signature sound can also be heard on the title track off Drake’s Take Care, which was produced by Jamie xx and also features Rihanna).

    Now you can hear “Drunk On Love” in its entirety. Although the song does use “Intro” prominently in its backdrop, the real focus here is on Rihanna’s adamant tone. Her voice evens out the minimalism of The xx and gives “Love” a fresh fullness that yields a new, but not unfamiliar, sound. Listen below. [P4K]